Category Archives: Estate Planning

Filling Out the Will Information Worksheet

Filling Out the Will Information Worksheet
In this video, experienced Rochester estate planning attorney Robert Friedman outlines filling out the Will Information Worksheet. Have you completed the Will Information Worksheet that we sent you? Yes, here it is How many children do you have? Four, but I don’t want to leave anything to my son, Joe, because I haven’t seen him [...]

Disinheriting a Spouse

Disinheriting a Spouse
Do you have questions about disinheriting a spouse in Rochester? Watch this video, then give our Rochester Estate Planning Attorneys a call today. You will not be able to disinherit your spouse unless there is a signed prenuptial or anti-nuptial agreement. The only other reason you can disinherit your spouse is if he or she [...]

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

The New York power of attorney law (POA) allows you to designate an agent to manage your financial affairs. It avoids the need for time-consuming and expensive guardianship proceedings when a person becomes incapacitated. The current power of attorney form can be complex and difficult to use. The new POA law, effective June 13, 2021, amends […]

Duties of Executor of an Estate

Duties of Executor of an Estate
Duties of Executor of an Estate Are you unsure how to perform the duties of executor of an estate? Watch this video as our Rochester estate planning lawyer explains in detail what steps are needed. In order for an executor to act in accordance with a will, the court must issue a certificate to the executor [...]

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust ?

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust

To preserve your home from the devastating costs of nursing home care, you can  transfer it to your children with either a life estate deed or a deed to an irrevocable living trust. With both the NY life estate deed and the irrevocable living trust : You will avoid probate. You can preserve your home […]

FREE 2020 EXECUTOR’S LEGAL SURVIVAL® GUIDE

The newly released 2020 edition of the Executor’s Legal Survival ®Guide is designed to assist you in naming a good executor in your will, explain to executors their duties and responsibilities and inform estate beneficiaries of the role of the executor in the probate process. The guide by  attorney Robert Friedman answers such frequently asked […]